Study predicts the fate of the world’s glaciers
A new scientific study has concluded that two-thirds of the world’s glaciers are on the path to extinction by the end of the century (2100) under current climate change trends.
The study, published Thursday in the journal Science, analyzed all of the world’s 215,000 glaciers.
The study expected these rivers to melt faster than scientists thought, but how quickly they melt depends on how much the planet is warming, explaining that moving to save many small glaciers is no longer possible, because already too late.
The new study also predicts that global warming will cause 38 to 64 trillion metric tons of ice to melt between now and the end of the century, raising sea levels by 3.5 to 6.5 inches.